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Jan 30, 2010 7:30am EST
-free, duty-free imports from haiti into the united states. this is huge. and it had begun to turn around before the earthquake struck. >> this is a beautiful place. just driving around, and obviously, the other part of this island is dominican republic, which is a place that focuses on tourism quite a bit. why has haiti found itself in this position? >> a lot of it has been leadership. it's true that in the dominican republic, they had military leadership for a long time, but they spent 30 years after that standing up governance, standing up the economy, standing up infrastructure. so today, they have a really thriving economy, plus a thriving tourist industry compared to this one, which is minuscule compared to it. here, the poverty has forced people to de-nude their land. they have simply cut down the forest. why? because they cook with charcoal. why is that? because they haven't been taught how to cook with something else. i would told by an official here that they had a pilot program on how to cook with kerosene. here it was moving. they were educating people how to do that and then
Jan 10, 2010 7:30am EST
for $175,000 in the united states. how much will it cost here? >> it will be under ten. >> so $175,000 versus $10,000. >> right. >> this is typical. so no surprise, some of them are venturing beyond their borders for the first time to get medical care. what they often find is a new culture, a new language, but also a new kind of patient experience. a ballance of western medicine and eastern hospitality. but, of course, it is the quality of medical care that really matters. i scrubbed in on a few operations while in delhi to get an inside look. first up, a surgery for sandra's heart. so sandra, how are you feeling? >> good. i'm be glad when everything is done. >> she's not a little nervous, but one of the things helped her is her doctor back home has been communicating here with the doctor in india to give her a sense of comfort. are you ready to see the inside of your heart? take a look over here at the images. what you are looking at is her beating heart, the catheters are going in and they are about to do the critical part of the procedure. we are going to check in with sandra in
Jan 17, 2010 7:30am EST
a homeless person in a major city of the united states and people just kind of pretend like they don't see this person. it took me a few moments to realize and for my eyes to adjust and say, wait a minute, this person is dead. and then, of course, the next block, there were three people like that. and the next flock there were four and covered in sheets. it takes your eyes time to adjust to what you are seeing. >> i was listening to your reporter on the first day. you may have still been in new york on the way here and you made a comment about the death toll. the death tolls at that point were being imagined or predicted and you said, let's take a breath and just recognize that they don't always end up that way. what did you mean? >> well, initial reports are always -- as you all know, they are sketchy if not exaggerated or underestimated. so it is important early on to not focus so much ontoal numbers. now we are hearing of death tolls all over the place. as we have seen, i mean, it doesn't look like they are counting the dead. they are not documenting the dead. when we were in sri lanka
Jan 9, 2010 7:30am EST
a neurosurgeon in the united states would make. our personal costs are much lower. >> reporter: of course, no matter how far you travel for medical treatment, there are concerns like post-op care and also what your legal rights are. and there's no guarantee it's going to work out as planned. as for sandra, her surgery was a success. i had a look at her heart scans post-op and the fiblation was gone, for now. >> it was a remarkable trip for sure. and after spending so much time in india, it's clear to me that this concept of medical tourism has only begun. we're going to travel to to show you stories of what's happening around the world. take a look at this. a new feature on the show every week. i'm going to post an image like this one on so far we've gotten all sorts of different guesses. sponge in the brain was one of the guesses, brain tumor, stroke. the mystery will be solved later on in the show. >>> also, something a lot of people are talking about. the new body scanners. there are reports question a lot of people are asking, could they be exposing you to harmf
Jan 16, 2010 7:30am EST
into the gulf coast of the united states. that being said, the concern, what it's like, the concern over surgery, many times prevent actions from happening that can actually save lives. and this is where the commanders on the ground, general kean, is going to have to coordinate with the u.n. where is that u.n. commander? we know they took a lot of losses in the command structure, but somebody's in command. and they need to communicate through the press, because as was the case in katrina, many times our headquarters in various branches of the service, found out what was going on, from interviews being done of commanders on the ground. and when there was a need, i would look around and there was an air force plane coming in. because they saw me talking on the news, reporting we needed help someplace. i think that's the kind of open collaboration. because they do not have the communication system to be able to pick up the phone and at the right place and the right time. so using the media as a part of getting the message out, is something that the u.n. needs to get involved with and start letting
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